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BYU documentary on Wyoming Black 14 featured at College Football Hall of Fame Black History Month event

February 12, 2024
Against the backdrop of iconic football memorabilia in the heart of the College Football Hall of Fame, a story of reconciliation and love took center stage last week. BYU students and professors were part of it.
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Pathway to Provo: How musician Ariana Abadia found peace and purpose at BYU

September 06, 2023
At BYU, Abadia says she has strengthened her complete character and she’s eager to use her talents to extend love and hope. She envisions returning to Ecuador to help shape the country’s music curriculum and make an education in the arts more accessible to students; maybe even starting a school to teach voice to young students.
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Devotional: Jesus Christ, the Greatest Influence in Your Life

July 18, 2023
“When my parents told me to follow the prophet, do you think they fathomed the day when I would interpret that to mean follow the prophet’s social media account?” asked Pamela Jo Brubaker during her Tuesday morning devotional address.
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Cougar Query: Pamela Jo Brubaker

July 17, 2023
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Pamela Brubaker, an associate professor of communications.
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Behind the lens: BYU student named Student Photographer of the Year

July 11, 2023
Brooklynn Jarvis Kelson remembers the moment Elder Jeffrey R. Holland greeted her as he was leaving the Marriott Center after speaking at a BYU devotional. Kelson, a student photographer who was assigned to take photos of the event, was standing in the tunnel, camera in hand, when the Apostle smiled at her and asked her how she was doing.
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Awards season 2023: BYU students honored with prestigious scholarships, first-place finishes

May 09, 2023
Rise and shout! Across various disciplines, BYU students are being recognized for their world-class accomplishments.
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Brain tumor doesn't stop BYU grad from dancing and giving back

April 25, 2023
Just over a month ago BYU senior Logan Barnes won the title of National Cabaret Champion at the National DanceSport Championships. While Barnes appears to be at the top of his game now, he came very close to missing out on dance, school and life just a few years ago.
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BYU projects show how students are prepared to make an impact on the world

April 11, 2023
From developing creative ways to teach math to planting trees along the Provo River, recent scholastic and civic projects from BYU students prove that an education that integrates faith, emotion, and intellect produces leaders with devoted hearts and purposeful souls.
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BYU students shine at 42nd College Television Awards with multiple top accolades

April 05, 2023
The Television Academy Foundation announced the winners of the 42nd College Television Awards or “Student Emmy’s” earlier this week and BYU students once again claimed the top spot in the best animation series and the best commercial.
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What type of GIF user are you?

March 02, 2023
When you get a text from a friend, is your immediate reaction to reply with a GIF? Do you know which GIF to send, or do you begin to scroll, searching for the perfect one? If so, it may mean more than you realize, according to researchers at BYU.
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BYU AdLab students collaborate with Utah Jazz to create a film debuting at All-Star weekend

February 17, 2023
As the basketball world descends on Utah this weekend for the NBA All-Star game, basketball enthusiasts will have a chance to watch a short film created and produced by BYU AdLab students and the Utah Jazz organization.
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What type of Hallmark Christmas movie viewer are you?

December 19, 2022
Participants were asked to sort through a group of statements based on the question: ‘Why I love Hallmark Christmas movies?’ The results revealed three factors or groups of like-minded thinkers, the Season’s Greeters, the Rudolphs, and the Carolers.
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BYU student created video game wins international award

December 01, 2022
A new video game created and produced by BYU students recently received the “Highly Commended” award from the Rookie Awards – an international board that evaluates and ranks top video game design schools around the world. The award earned BYU the number five school in the world for game design and development.
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Social media conversations are driven by those on the margins, says new BYU research

November 28, 2022
The study found that most people – moderate Democrats and Republicans – are self-censoring their comments on social media to not create contention, lose friends online, or be perceived a certain way.
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Unboxing videos on YouTube: What parents need to watch for

July 22, 2022
Parents are increasingly tasked with the burden of educating their children about the repertoire of tactics used by advertisers.
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Awards season 2022: BYU students reap scholarships, first-place finishes

July 06, 2022
BYU students continue to make an impact in various fields of study – and they’ve got the hardware, awards and scholarships to prove it.
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BYU announces plans to construct new Arts Building

June 06, 2022
The building will house academic, gallery and performance spaces for three departments.
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From football to acting—BYU grad chasing dreams with new kind of performance

April 19, 2022
As BYU senior and acting major Langi Tuifua prepares to graduate this week, he reflects on how life doesn’t always go as you might expect. Just a few years ago, no one could have imagined that he would be an actor on stage, even Tuifua.
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